John Anthony Portsmouth Football Club Westwood is one of the most recognisable football supporters in England, when not working as an antiquarian bookseller. He has 60 Portsmouth tattoos, the club crest shaved onto ` PFC' engraved on his teeth, he can be heard ringing his bell, to represent the "Pompey Chimes" continuously throughout Portsmouth matches. He wears a large stove pipe hat, curly blue wig, uses a bugle as well as his handbell. Born in Liss, Westwood started attending Pompey matches in 1976; as his commitment grew to the club, so too did his range of Portsmouth FC themed accessories. In 1989 he changed his name, by deed poll, from John Anthony Westwood to John Anthony Portsmouth Football Club Westwood and he is the most recognisable Portsmouth supporter. After he was thrown out of Gillingham F. C.'s Priestfield Stadium in September 2002, one Portsmouth fans website criticised Westwood, describing him as being a "drunk yob". However, two days they issued an apology stating they had "gone too far".
Westwood was banned from South Coast arch-rivals Southampton's St Mary's Stadium for urinating on seats in the away end and being thrown out of a derby match in 2003 for persistently refusing to sit down when ordered to by stewards. However, he was in the crowd on 13 February 2010, when Portsmouth defeated Southampton 4–1 in the fifth round of the FA Cup. along with the 2–2 draw in the Championship on 7 April 2012. In September 2007 he played in the Premier League All Stars on Sky Sports, playing as a celebrity fan for Portsmouth. Westwood was not permitted to take any instruments to the 2008 FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium, a match won by Portsmouth. In 2003 Westwood was featured in the BBC Television Social anthropology project Video Nation. A photo reportage entitled. So British! by Paris-based photographer Andrew McLeish about men and football, focussing on Westwood, won the French magazine Paris Match's 2004 "Prix du Public" competition for photography students. He features on the cover of Chuck Culpepper's 2007 book, Up Pompey, an American's take on English football fans.
In 2008 a portrait of Westwood by artist Karl Rudziak won the Portsmouth Open Art Competition. In February 2009 it was accepted for the BP Portrait Awards exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in London, where it was on display from June until September. On 28 September 2009 the exhibition began a national tour, starting at the Southampton City Art Gallery. Not the Southampton FC supporters did not give the display a warm welcome. Rudziak commented that during the sittings for the portrait, he began to understand that Westwood's tattoos and costume were not an attention-seeking display but a way of externalising his deep passion for Portsmouth F. C. and reflecting his inner self. Since his father Frank's death in January 2006 Westwood has been a partner in the family bookshop in Petersfield, Hampshire. "It's a bit Hyde. When I go to a local book fair, I put on a suit, but more than not, I end up talking to the book dealers about Pompey and it turns out they've got more tattoos than I have."
In 2007 Westwood wrote The True Pompey Fan's Miscellany. In January 2020, the Petersfield Bookshop was featured on many news outlets after it tweeted that it had had no customers that day. Author Neil Gaiman re-tweeted the post to his 2.3 million followers and the bookshop received thousands of pounds' worth of orders. The True Pompey Fan's Miscellany, Pennant Books, ISBN 0955039487 The Petersfield Bookshop
An internationalized country code top-level domain is a top-level domain in the Domain Name System of the Internet. IDN ccTLDs are specially encoded domain names that are displayed in an end user application, such as a web browser, in their language-native script or alphabet, such as the Arabic alphabet, or a non-alphabetic writing system, such as Chinese characters. IDN ccTLDs are an application of the internationalized domain name system to top-level Internet domains assigned to countries, or independent geographic regions. Although the domain class uses the term code, some of these ccTLDs are not codes but full words. For example, السعودية is not an abbreviation of "Saudi Arabia", but the common short-form name of the country in Arabic. Countries with internationalized ccTLDs retain their traditional ASCII-based ccTLDs; as of August 2018 there are 59 approved internationalized country code top-level domains, of them at least 47 used. The most used are.рф with over 900,000 domains names.台灣 with around 500,000 and.中国 with over 200,000 domains.
Still as of 2018 around 20 countries using non-Latin script do not have an internationalized country code top-level domain, including Israel and Japan. The ICANN board approved the establishment of an internationalized top-level domain name working group within the Country Code Names Supporting Organization in December 2006, they resolved in June 2007 inter alia to proceed and asked the IDNC Working Group to prepare a proposal, which the group delivered in June 2008, "to recommend mechanisms to introduce a limited number of non-contentious IDN ccTLDs, associated with the ISO 3166-1 two-letter codes in a short time frame to meet near term demand." The group proposed a methodology using ICANN's Fast Track Process based on the ICANN charter to work with the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority Identify technical basis of the TLD strings and country code specific processes, select IDN ccTLD personnel and authorities, prepare documentation. In October 2009, ICANN resolved to start accepting applications for top-level internationalized domain names from representatives of countries and territories in November.
Starting 16 November 2009, nations and territories could apply for IDN ccTLDs. Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, the Russian Federation were among the first countries to apply for the new internationalized domain name country code top-level domains. In January 2010 ICANN announced that these countries' IDN ccTLDs were the first four new IDN ccTLDs to have passed the Fast Track String Evaluation within the domain application process. In May 2010, twenty-one different countries representing eleven languages, including Chinese, Russian and Thai, had requested new IDN country codes. On 5 May 2010, all in the Arabic alphabet, were activated. Egypt was assigned the مصر. Country code, Saudi Arabia السعودية. and the United Arab Emirates امارات.. ICANN CEO Rod Beckstrom described the launch as "historic" and "a seismic shift that will forever change the online landscape." "This is the beginning of a transition that will make the Internet more accessible and user friendly to millions around the globe, regardless of where they live or what language they speak," he added.
Senior director for internationalised domain names Tina Dam said it was "the most significant day" since the launch of the Internet. According to ICANN, Arabic was chosen for the initial roll out because it is one of the most used non-Latin languages on the Internet. There are problems entering a mixed left-to-right and right-to-left text string on a keyboard, making Arabic web addresses extra useful; as of June 2010, four such TLDs have been implemented: three using the Arabic alphabet, السعودية. مصر. and امارات. and one using Cyrillic.рф. Five new IDN ccTLDs using Chinese characters were approved in June 2010:.中国 with variant.中國.香港, and.台灣 with variant.台湾. The new country codes were available for immediate use, although ICANN admit they may not work properly for all users initially. According to Egypt's communication and information technology minister, three Egyptian companies were the first to receive domain licenses on the new "masr" country code. Egypt's Ministry of Communications was the first functional website with an Arabic address.
The ccTLD.рф for Russia launched on 13 May. Bulgaria's.бг was rejected by the ICANN due to its visual similarity with.br. Five new ccTLDs using Chinese characters, the first using a non-alphabetic writing system, were approved by the ICANN Board on 25 June 2010:.中国 and.中國, delegated to China Internet Network Information Center, the registrar for ccTLD.cn. The dual domains delegated to each of CNNIC and TWNIC are synonymous, being purely orthographical variations differing only in using simplified forms, as preferred in mainland China, versus traditional forms of the same characters, as used in Taiwan; the Ukrainian string.укр was approved by the ICANN Board on 28 February 2013. The zone was added to the root servers on March 19, 2013; the Bulgarian
A Clare County Council election was held in County Clare in Ireland on 24 May 2019 as part of that year's local elections. All 28 councillors were elected for a five-year term of office from 5 local electoral areas by single transferable vote. Following a recommendation of the 2018 Boundary Committee, the boundaries of the LEAs were altered from those used in the 2014 elections, its terms of reference required no change in the total number of councillors but set a maximum LEA size of seven councillors, whereas the 2014 West Clare LEA had eight. Other changes were necessitated by population shifts revealed by the 2016 census. † Shannon Sinn Féin Cllr Mike McKee died on 29 November 2019 after an illness. Donna McGettigan was selected to replace him. "Clare County Council – Local Election candidates". 14 May 2019. "Facts and Figures". Local elections 2019. Clare County Council. Retrieved 18 June 2019
Rockville is an unincorporated community in Hanover County in the Central Region of the U. S. state of Virginia. Rockville was named after William Rock. Prior to the name "Rockville," the community was named "Dentonsville," after postmaster Allen Denton, the descendant of colonial settler Thomas Denton, whose tavern exists today as a private residence; when Allen Denton sold the tavern to William Rock, the name of the community changed to reflect the new postmaster. The community consisted of farmland. Today many Rockville residents commute to jobs in Richmond. Additional information on the early history of Rockville is available from Gary L. Denton, Attorney at Law, 14453 Riverside Drive, Ashland, VA 23005. While most of the land in the area is still farmland, some of the land has been developed into subdivisions. One example of this is Carrington Glen, a rural conservation development of new homes on an old farm tract. Other large neighborhoods in the area include Shop Willoughby; the local library has been renovated, has nearly doubled in size, thanks to area resident J. Harwood Cochrane, retired founder of Overnight Transportation.
The library has changed its name in his honor from the Rockville Library to the Cochrane Rockville Library. The library is in the Pamunkey Library System Rockville has a variety of recreational sports for children. There is a baseball field area at the Rockville School Park. There is a gym and an outdoor pool at the Rockville Center. Rockville has its own soccer and swim teams; some of their baseball teams have achieved excellence, including the 2017 Rockville 8U team that won their division, placed second in the state, third in the region. That same group of players took their division once again in 2018 as 9 year olds, won the Virginia State Title, finished in second place in the southeast region, became the first baseball team from Rockville to play in the World Series. In 2019, as 10 year olds, the All-Stars defended the district and state titles, won the southeast regional tournament, which qualified them to advance to the 2019 World Series. Rockville has several civic associations and is home to the Monastery of the Visitation of Holy Mary and the Southern Baptist Convention's International Learning Center.
Gefen Primo is an Israeli judoka. She competes in the under 52 kg weight category, won a bronze medal in the 2018 European Judo Championships. On September 15, 2017, Primo competed at the european u21 championships in Maribor and won a bronze medal after defeating Buyankhishig Purevsuren of Mongolia. On February 3, 2018, Primo competed at her first international senior competition at the'European Open Lisbon' and won a bronze medal when she defeated Lyudmyla Pliieva of Ukraine on the medal match. On March 9, she won her first IJF World Tour medal when she won a bronze medal at the Grand Prix Agadir. On April 26, 2018, Primo took part in the european championships in Tel Aviv and won a bronze medal in the under 52 kg weight category and became the youngest Israeli judoka to win a european championships medal. In the first round she defeated Sofia Asvesta of Cyprus by waza-ari and ippon, in the second round she defeated Charline Van Snick of Belgium by ippon. In the quarter finals she lost to Evelyne Tschopp of Switzerland.
She went on to defeat Anja Stangar of Slovenia in the repechage and reached the bronze medal match where she defeated Irem Korkmaz of Turkey by two waza-ari after her opponent scored one. Gefen Primo at JudoInside.com Gefen Primo at the International Judo Federation